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For Those Who Want To Learn Italian: Study Tips

Updated on July 11, 2010

Learning Italian can be easy enough.  It is a beautiful language to learn and whether you are actually planning on traveling to Italy or you just want to learn a fun new skill, it can be very benefitting.  Italian is one of the most popular languages to learn as it is so beautiful and spoken in different places all around the world.  The first step, if you want to learn Italian, is deciding just how exactly you want to learn it.

 You may prefer to listen to some language learning CDs on your way to work in the morning.  Or maybe you would rather have a private tutor come to your home who could work with you one on one.  Most people decide on the online lessons which are very convenient because you are able to work at your own pace.  Regardless of which method you decide upon, make sure you are giving yourself breaks in between studying.

 This is because when you get signed up with the online classes you are pretty much able to complete your lessons whenever you are able to find the time.  One of the most important tips to remember is to never try cramming everything in all at once.  This may seem to be the fastest way to go about things but you are just going to end up losing in the end.  Remember, the point of learning something like a new language is to retain this knowledge and not just forget it the next day.

 The only way to make sure of this is to take breaks in between your study periods.  Set up a schedule for yourself that is reasonable so for instance you may study Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and then take the rest of the week off.  It is a good idea to give yourself pop quizzes here and there, to see how well you are doing and how much you have retained.  This way you will see how good you are doing because if the waiter just gives you a look of confusion you can pretty much bet that you did not say what you were hoping to.

 You will be able to tell by the look on the waiter’s face as to just how well you did.  Either you will be surprised at how well you did or be a little embarrassed but either way the most important thing is that you tried.   This is a huge step and learning a new language can be challenging.  The most important thing is that in no time at all as long as you stick to it you will be fluent in Italian.


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      italianizeyoursel 7 years ago

      I like this post. Taking time and making sure that you have a true understanding of what you are learning is essential to your overall success.